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The City Clerk shall have the right and power to approve or deny all applications for a business license.
A. Conditions For Denial: An application for a business license shall be denied if the City Clerk determines that any one or more of the following exists:
1. The application contains false, fraudulent or misleading material statement or information; or
2. The business for which the license is applied for is unlawful under any ordinance, code, rule or law of the City, State or Federal government; or
3. The business for which the license is applied for involves any act, the commission of which is made unlawful or is prohibited by any ordinance, rule, code or law of the City, State or Federal government; or
4. The applicant is indebted to the City for any unpaid license fee.
B. Notification Of Denial: Upon any denial of an application for a business license, the City Clerk or his/her designee shall notify the applicant in writing and state the reason(s) for the denial. Such notification shall be delivered to the applicant personally or by mail at the address indicated on the application.
C. Approval; Fee, Issuance: Upon approval of an application for a business license, the City Clerk or his/her designee shall collect the appropriate business license fee and issue the business license.
D. Appeal: Every applicant denied a business license by the City Clerk shall have the right to appeal the decision to the City Council. (Ord. 517, 9-8-1998)